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Old 02-04-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Help with stocking

Hello everyone. I have started setting up a freshwater aquarium and I am new to this hobby.

I have a 60 Gallon rectangle tank that measures 48 3/8" wide,12 7/8" deep, and 24 7/8" high. I have hiding places in fake coral and fake plants. Right now I have an aqueon quietflow 55/75 power filter. I plan on adding a second filter (the same kind) or just getting the marineland C-360 canister filter and getting rid of the power filter before fully stocking the tank.

Right now I have 6 skirt tetras (3 black skirt and 3 gold skirt) and 3 black kuhli loaches. The woman at petsmart said it was fine to have three loaches but I am finding out online that they should be in groups of 5 or more.

My question is...Do I have enough room to add the following fish?
2 more Kuhli loaches (for a total of 5)
3 or 4 Melini Cory Catfish
5 Silver Dollars (I heard they should be in groups of 5 or more)

I know that if I follow the 1in per 1gallon I am overstocked as this amount would give me about 76 inches of adult fish. Aqadvisor.com seemed to calculate it as being fine if I have the C-360 canister or the second power filter.

Any advice or suggestions?
Also, I am trying to keep to fish that do not mind soft water as I have soft well water not city water.

Thank you!
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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Get 2 more loaches and get three cory cats. Idk about silver dollars...
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Get 2 more loaches and get three cory cats. Idk about silver dollars...
Thanks! Do you think the silver dollars are too big for a 60 gallon or would be too many fish at that point?
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Well actually you can probably get silver dollars...
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I think silver dollars are a bit too big. What about hatchet fish ? Then you could also add a centerpiece and add more to your shoals/schools.
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I think silver dollars are a bit too big. What about hatchet fish ? Then you could also add a centerpiece and add more to your shoals/schools.
Thank you! I am thinking I would rather add to the tetras if I can't have the silver dollars. I am not the biggest fan of the look of a hatchet fish. But thank you for the suggestion! Maybe I'll look into a school of bleeding heart tetras.
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